The Ankara Music Festival, organized by the Sevda-Cenap and (SCA) Music Foundation, will turn 35 this year on April 4, with a concert by the Presidential Symphonic Orchestra (CSO) under the baton of Rengim Gökmen at the CSO Hall.
An Istanbul court on Nov. 8 ordered the release of daily Sözcü reporter Gökmen Ulu during the trial in which he is being tried on terror charges.
Turkish critical daily Sözcü has published a "May 19 Press Freedom Special Edition," left blank to protest the detentions of some staff members.
The May 19 edition of the daily carried empty columns with writers' names and also left the weather section blank.
It was a response to the May 18 detentions of Mediha Olgun, the editor of Sözcü's website, and reporter Gökmen Ulu.
The annual Ayd?n Gün Encouragement Award has been presented every year since 2012 by the Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts (?KSV) to promising young musicians in the field of classical music to help support their development. This year the award was given to 24-year-old violin virtuoso Emre Engin.